I am very sentimental as the race approaches. I started this fund nine months ago. It was an idea that to try and turn grief into something positive that could help others. I had no idea that it would also help to save me. My world, as I knew it, stopped the day that Robert died. I didn’t know how I would ever survive. Through it all, I have been surrounded by such incredible love. I have learned so much … Read More
This morning we were interviewed at The State’s Attorney’s office, with WBAL Channel 11 news, with Jennifer Franciotti. We shared our stories and talked about Rising Above Addiction’s activities and upcoming events. Please watch Channel 11 news the evening of March 9th, 2016, from 5:00pm – 6:30pm to see the interview
Today we were able to meet one of the young adults that Rising Above Addiction put into treatment. Samantha, a beautiful young woman who appreciates the opportunity she has been given and is working at turning her life around. We will be following her progress. Thank you all again for your generosity; your donations are making such a difference and giving these young adults and their families a chance at a new beginning.
Happy Birthday Rob, Twenty!!!! What a milestone we would have passed; you leaving your teenage years. I miss you more than ever. I am still fighting this most difficult battle. The first year you were gone I was in a fog; a sense of denial. It all became so much more real after the one year anniversary of your death. I was done with you being gone, and I wanted to demand you back! When you first died, I couldn’t … Read More
Tammy Lofink, left, and Tracey Kuhns, right, will be skydiving on Sunday, Nov. 1, to support their fund, Rising Above Addiction, which raises money for acute heroin intervention. Tammy’s son Robert died of a heroin overdose last year and Tracey’s son Ryan is currently in treatment for heroin addiction. (DAVE MUNCH / STAFF PHOTO / Carroll County Times) Although they’re both nervous about jumping out of an airplane, Eldersburg mothers Tammy Lofink and Tracey Kuhns hope doing a tandem skydiving … Read More